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disappeared. mikaela was autistic unable to speak with the mental capacity of a 1-year-old. she was found this morning in cache creek, which ran near her home. officials don't suspect foul play. >> it's heartfelt and it's difficult for me to even stand here and speak. >> we hugged a lot and listen. >> reporter: the chaplain got to know them and the friends through the search. he says the san francisco family used this weekend home as an escape and called their efforts to find the little girl extraordinary. >> these people didn't come up here to set and watch and let somebody else do anything. they came up here to do business. >> reporter: for days now, hundreds of people have been looking for the girl, 100 were officials but 100 more volunteers, people who just wanted to help. >> just absolutely awesome that the community cares enough to donate everything they have donated. >> reporter: walter hill opened up his lds church monday morning as a command post and
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people from all over northern california filled it like rich shelton's team from marin county search-and-rescue. >> it's very sad and sometimes this is how it ends up. it's a very tragic day. >> reporter: the volunteers leave with heavy hearts and leave behind a broken-hearted family. in clearlake ann notarangelo, kpix 5. >> according to the national autism association, about half of autistic children are prone to wandering. and many are drawn to water. in fact, in recent years, accidental drownings have accounted for 91% of deaths in cases like mikaela's. some san jose parents say that a 5-year-old's death is the last straw. little aileen quiroz had just left school yesterday when she was hit by a car crossing bluefield drive with her aunt and sister. parents tell kpix 5's len ramirez the area's always been a danger zone but nothing has been done about it until now. len. reporter: allen, it is a tragic story and we have just learned from the police
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department here in san jose that they have determined that speed was not a major factor in that accident. in other words, whatever happened to the little girl from this school yesterday afternoon happened at or about 25 miles per hour which is the posted speed limit. but still, parents say that speed has been a problem around here for a long time and they want to do something about it. one day after the tragedy and parents took it upon themselves to slow traffic down near parkview elementary school. they waved hand made signs to oncoming traffic and safely crossed students on bluefield drive near where a little girl died. >> we are devastated. we're just devastated. that poor baby, that poor child was innocent. >> some family went to sleep last night and woke up this morning without their kid because of speed. >> reporter: 5-year-old aileen quiroz was struck and killed by an suv traveling westbound on bluefield at 3:30 yesterday afternoon walking home with her
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aunt and 2-year-old sister who were also struck but survived. they were a few steps from home. [ crying ] [ inaudible ] >> not driving slow. little baby and a little -- a little baby. >> reporter: police detained the 20-year-old driver and determined he was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. >> the driver of the vehicle was talked to and there were no arrests that were made. we are going to go ahead and wait until we get the final results back from the investigation to determine what the next course of action is. >> reporter: throughout the day a steady stream of neighbors and classmates came by the site to lay flowers, teddy bears and candles, and police increased their presence and patrols. one neighbor who lived on the street for 17 years says speeding traffic has been a constant problem. she says there have been ongoing efforts to install speed bumps on the street but
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so far to no avail. >> the past we collect some signatures all the neighbors and we bring it to the city council but they haven't done nothing about it. >> reporter: and parents, teachers and school administrators here in fact are saying that this may be a call to action to get some sort of speed bumps or other way of calming the traffic down in front of the school. they say they don't want another family to have go through this tragedy. live in san jose, len ramirez, kpix 5. >> and just moments ago, the oak grove school superintendent said in part, "i want to reassure parents and guardians whose children attend the oak grove school district that we have always placed the safety of our students as our top priority, a priority we have embodied through the policies and procedures we implement each and every day that ensure that our campuses and surrounding areas remain safe." a judge has ordered the 12- year-old brother of leila fowler to stay in jail for now.
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the boy was arraigned today. he is being charged with second- degree murder in the stabbing death of his 8-year-old sister. the boy was asked several times by the judge if he understood the charges against him. each time he answered yes. if the convicted, he could be held until he is 25. a man has died after being hit by an amtrak train this afternoon in san lorenzo. the capitol corridor train heading from sacramento to san jose hit the man near east lewelling boulevard at 2:30. he had been walking on the tracks. amtrak trains were still able to bypass that area as the investigation continues. one person was taken to the hospital this afternoon after a flash fire at an amgen facility in south san francisco. it happened at around 12:30 today at the biotech campus on veterans boulevard. firefighters have not said whether the type of injuries a person has suffered, they are still trying to determine what
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kind of chemical caused the fire. two people were two dozen out of their homes after a three-alarm fire tore through an apartment building in redwood city. it started at 5:15 a.m. in the building on oakside avenue. it was under control just before 7 a.m. this morning. the cause is not yet known. workers preparing to cremate two bodies touched off a fire this morning at cypress lawn memorial park in colma. the trouble started about 9:30 inside the crematorium on el camino real. and in fact, the crematorium was destroyed. firefighters did save the historic noble chapel next door. caltrain is investigating its second fatality on the tracks in seven days. a southbound train hit and killed a pedestrian this morning. it happened about a mile north of the san bruno station. the incident caused delays in both directions. this death is the 8th one this year on caltrain tracks. well, the president is trying to get ahead of a major scandal. just 90 minutes ago, he fired the head of the irs.
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in a brief and fiery address, president obama said he will not tolerate misconduct at the tax agency. and inspector-general's report says ineffective management loud irs agents to scrutinize tea party groups that had applied for tax-exempt status. in response, acting commissioner steven miller is out of a job. >> it's inexcusable and americans are right to be angry about it and i am angry about it. i will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency but especially in the irs given the power that it has and the reach that it has in all of our lives. >> congress has promised its own investigation into the scandal. today the president said he would work with lawmakers. we have much more on the other steps the president wants to take coming up on the "cbs evening news with scott pelley" at 5:30. they are happening more and more. dog attacks on letter carriers. the california city that has the most and where one bay area
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city stands on the list. >> visions of champagne wishes and caviar dreams ahead of tonight's $360 million powerball jackpot. the national record set by california. >> maybe you felt the wind today. it increaseed as did the cloud cover. and nature isn't done throwing us curveballs. we are cloudy inland. ail talk about a rain chance in the forecast, find out when next. >> a disney princess causes an uproar and now a sudden change. the partial compromise the bay area creator is glad to see. ,,,,,,,,
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have been buying into their lottery dreams at record numbers ev since. powerball came to california early last month and californians have been buying into lottery dreams in record numbers ever since. tonight's jackpot is a $360 million, the third largest powerball jackpot ever. kpix 5's da lin is in san francisco at a lottery retailer
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a lot of people think is this p lucky store in california because it's sold 5 multi- million dollar tickets here in the past 25 years. check out these ladies here picking their numbers and a long line over there. actually, the line is not too bad compared to some of the lines that we have seen here in the past. reporter: the chance to win $360 million through a long line of dreamers inside cavanaugh liquors. some have even thought about how to spend the money. >> the very first thing i'm going to do after i collect my money, i'm going straight to the dentist and get my teeth fixed no doubt about it. >> reporter: since the powerball lotto game was introduced more than a month ago in california, no one from the state has won the jackpot. but the game is a big success in california. so far, generating about $70 million in powerball sales. last week, the state broke a
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national record by collecting more than $3.5 million in sales in just one day. >> powerball still that's kind of king right now. mega millions is not too far off. >> reporter: a hayward donut shop is capitalizing on powerball's popularity, offering a lifetime of free donuts to the jackpot winner who buys the winning ticket here. >> we have really good customers who have been coming here for years. so they have been buying tickets for years also. >> reporter: here in cavanaugh, if you have a hard time picking your numbers, they have a machine to help you out. you put a quarter in, and a machine starts to work, you can see it literally is bringing numbers up right now. i have already got my ticket right here. up like super lotto plus, the california super lotto plus and mega millions, instead of a dollar, it's actually $2 for each ticket for the powerball lotto game. i'll send it back to you, liz. >> good luck, da. with the mega millions and now powerball here in. kra, do people ever buy the
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state super lotto tickets anymore? >> reporter: yeah. just to give you an example, today the jackpot for powerball is $360 million. california super lotto plus only $9 million. so a lot of store owners are saying that they are seeing for every 10 tickets let's say that they sell, only one goes to super lotto plus. so it is not doing very well given that the jackpot is so small. >> sure. thank you. disney's glitzy makeover of merida from the movie "brave" didn't sit well with fans. now it looks like the push to bring back her original look worked. disney had named merida to its princess collection this past weekend but with the new title came a sexier look. the creator brenda chapman of mill valley says the makeover was atrocious. merida's strong feisty independent character was diminished. today disney's u.s. website displayed the original merida. >> it makes me hopeful. if they care enough to take it
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off their site right now, that's great. >> she says the change apparently doesn't apply to the character's worldwide image. she says she would like disney to give an official statement saying it will change the official drawing of merida to be like the character in the film. an unwanted passenger tries to hitch a free ride. how the deer managed to get out and make a run for it. >> a nasa mission that may be lost in space. the troubles for a telescope that has found more than 100 earth-like planets beyond our solar system. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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pictures of a wildfire burng we're following breaking news out of kern county. these are live pictures of a wildfire burning near i-5 just south of bakersfield. fire officials say it's already burned about 750 acres with zero containment. students at a nearby high school were all safely evacuated. high winds are fanning flames that are racing uphill toward l.a. county. now, getting bitten by a dog is an occupational hazard for mail carriers. but some places are worse than others. and san francisco is one of them. according to the u.s. postal service, san francisco was fifth in dog attacks last year with 38 attacks. chicago had 41. seattle and san antonio had 42
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each. los angeles ranked first with 69! postal officials say almost 5900 postal workers were attacked last year. victims of a san jose moving company accused of keeping customers' property may finally get their possessions back. kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts with a new development in a case we first told but last month. >> reporter: you know, it's a bit like storage wars. but it's the santa clara county d.a.'s version of storage wars. they are holding an auction in a san jose storage facility where the property will go to the highest bidder. the goal is to reunite property with their rightful owners. take a look. reporter: there are four of these storage units of unclaimed stuff at this lock it up storage in san jose containing furniture, photos, magazines, toys, all items belong to customers of an unscrupulous moving company
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accused of illegally holding customers and holding their belongings hostage. the auction is a formality. authorities can't really return the items to the rightful owners until an auction is held and then the highest bidder grants access to the authorities. so lock it up storage plans to make sure it is the highest bidder. >> i just would love to give the stuff back to the people. some of these things are worthless to anyone but the owners. they have been through a tough situation now. you just want to try to make it easier. >> reporter: the owners of the moving company, ronnie high john and his wife audi are believed to have fled the country. several employees now face charges of grand theft. the company which operated under various names including asap relocations and america's best movers stopped paying rent on the lockers several months ago. if you believe some of the stuff is yours, the santa clara county d.a. would like to hear from you. before you make your next move, there are a few things to keep in mind. first, check the public utility commission's website to make
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sure your mover has a permit and insurance and get recommendations from friends and family before hiring anyone. for the best rates, time your move to avoid the first, middle and end of the month when movers are most busy and most expensive. if your move is job related check with your accountant to see if you qualify for tax breaks. finally, change the locks on your new home as soon as you move in. there's really no way to tell how many people have keys and how many people know that you will be moving in and have a houseful of boxes. and remember, if you have a consumer problem, give us a call 1-888-5-helps-u. >> when they turn over the keys, throw them away and change the locks. >> good deal. >> thank you. breaking news out of the south bay for you right now, santa clara county sheriff's deputies are in the middle of this yard-to-yard search. they are looking for a suspect who may have stabbed three people. first reports are indicating ma
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be young children. younger than five-year old. no word on their conditions yet. but it's happening in the neighborhood around alum rock and white road, unincorporated santa clara county. the call came into the sheriff's department at about 3:30 this afternoon. we're told at least 75 law enforcement officers with dogs are searching yard to yard. we are working to get more information and we'll keep chopper 5 there and get you the information as soon as we have it. the sun has unleashed four major eruptions in the past 24 hours affecting earth's satellite systems. scientists say it's the most intense solar activity of the year and we'll likely see more in the coming days. each flare emitted energy equivalent to a billion hydrogen bombs. nasa says the flares' radiation could affect two of their spacecraft. the flares pose no danger to us here on earth, though.
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and ken bastida is with mobile weather at the chabot space and science center with details of the nasa mission that may be lost in space. ken. >> reporter: yeah. how are you doing, elizabeth? we're here at the california academy of sciences chabot across the bay. they are looking at this s we. of course, we're talking about kepler, the observatory that's about 40 million miles from the earth right now. this was a spacecraft that was launched back in 2009 and it's basically out there looking at our milky way galaxy. and it's taking photographs and also images of areas of the sky where it's looking for planets. and it has found thousands of new planets. now they have developed a problem, a mechanical problem aboard kepler where two of the four rotating wheels, the wheels that allow it to get into specific positions so it can look into areas of space, have frozen up. they believe those are wheel bearing problems much like what
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you would have in your car if your wheel bearing froze up and developed a problem. well, they say that kepler has been put in safe mode. but it is not dead yet. and a lot of the astronomers here including ryan wyatt say kepler has provided a wealth of information to scientists. >> kepler has been an amazing instrument. it has actually -- we had talked about kepler's discoveries every day in the planetarium because it not only tells us about 77 planets it's discovered and confirmed but found thousands of candidates that are potential planets and not just large planets like jupiter that are relatively easy to find. >> reporter: kepler is still out there. what they are going to do they are not quite sure. they can't send a space shuttle. it's too far away. we don't have a space shuttle anymore. they are going to try to come up with something in the next couple of weeks that involves using the two remaining wheels that are still operational and some of the thruster rockets to position it so that the mission can continue to 2016 when it's
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supposed to be done. reporting live from san francisco, i'm ken bastida, kpix 5. a deer smashed through the front window of this bus in johnstown, pennsylvania, yesterday afternoon. and then how do you get out? the bus driver did stop the bus. the deer went running to the back went around in circles before figuring out where the door was. eventually he did scramble around and get out. he was safe. >> amazing he was okay. >> never paid for the ride. >> yeah. he has been cited by police for failure to pay. but aside from that -- >> other than, it's all good. >> we'll let him go. poor thing. so changes are coming our way, rain. >> yeah. we felt the wind today, we got the cloud cover increasing. next up will be the rainfall. we have it moving in. let's take a live look outside. look at these temperatures, a lot different from a couple of days ago where were you in the mid-80s in concord.
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livermore 64. downtown san francisco 61 degrees. no rain in oakland, san jose or san francisco. livermore less than a tenth of inch. any rainfall is news and it will be news. look at this fast-moving jet stream heading towards san francisco. if you were on a flight tonight headed to hawaii, lucky you. we'll see some scattered showers showers tomorrow. less than .10" of rainfall. not all day just widely scattered showers throughout the day and evening coming up tomorrow. and quickly, behind that low pressure system, a big bubble of high pressure builds in giving us sunny skies for the weekend. you will see the sunshine as soon as friday afternoon. so what to expect? it will stay breezy through the evening. if you are not cloudy yet, you will be by tonight. widely scattered showers tomorrow the first widespread rainfall of the month but sunshine does come back by friday evening and it will be a mainly sunny weekend. san francisco tomorrow cloudy chance of showers 63. san jose only 68.
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los altos 68. san mateo 66. fremont 67. we'll spend most of the day in the 60s inland. vallejo 69. san rafael 69. alameda 65 with scattered showers. friday sunny afternoon, weekend looks perfect highs around 80 inland on saturday upper 80s by sunday. near the bay just about perfection with highs in the 70s. so a little blip on the radar tomorrow which we can use, cuts the pollen a bit and perfect for the weekend. >> strong words. >> looks nice. >> thank you. a major milestone for google has investors very rich. the new high and the new features giving apple a run for its money. ,,,,,,,,,,
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conference kicked off with a financial bang. shares leapt to a new all te high, closing at 915. the first time they've top google's developers conference kicked off with a financial bang. shares leapt to a new all-time high closing at $915. first time they have topped $900. the news comes as the tech giant unveiled new services for millions of users including a
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music subscription service to compete with pandora and spotify and updated google maps. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,
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right now - santa clara couy sheriff deputi middle one more look from chopper 5 as we follow the breaking news out of the south bay. > counted sheriff's deputies are in the middle of a door-to-door yard-to-yard search looking for the person who is responsible for stabbing three people. we have been told two victims may be young children under 5 years old. no word on their conditions. we are working on that.
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we'll have the latest at 6:00. captions by: caption colorado >> pelley: tonight, the president and the i.r.s. late today, the president met with top officials. what will he do next? wyatt andrews and nancy cordes are on the breaking news. what did the administration know about the attack in benghazi? republicans charge cover-up, but the white house has just released its files. major garrett has the story. anna werner reports another military man assigned to combat sexual assaults is accused of sexual misconduct. and after 17 years, here come the cicadas. jim axelrod on their summer of love. >> so the male is calling. ( whistling ) captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. we're beginning tonigh


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